Would like some help and reassurance I'm doing the right thing. Scenario is this, Cutting grass with MMM and PTO cuts off. Check temps, retry PTO switch, nothing. Move tractor to driveway, check GTT and get some ideas. Go back, jiggle wires, tap solenoid, and now it blows the 10A fuse. Dash switch seems fine, behaves as I expect, and when I disconnect the solenoid, I get PTO Coil error on the display when I try to engage it, but at least it's not blowing the fuse.
After not getting a call back from my dealer, (I get it, they're busy) and not finding one in stock closer than NC, I go ahead and order the part from GFP(nice site!). Interestingly, the part LVA15556, which is ~150, has been replaced(?) by a part that is ~820 dollars?!?!?! Anyone know why the discrepancy?
So I got around to attempting to remove the pto solenoid, and by gawsh, it's hard to do. I was able to remove the outboard 3mm hex bolt, but the inboard is causing me grief. I have been unable to locate a 1/4" drive 3mmHex socket, 3/8" won't quite fit, and I tried a regular long 3mm hex wrench, but it twists too much given its length and snaps out of the bolt, (damaging it a bit, so I've given up on that).
I guess I'm asking for two things here; am I on the right track with the PTO Coil/Solenoid bit, and what's the best way to get that inboard 3mm Hex bolt out? (I guess since it's already bad PB Blaster can't hurt it?) Oh, and can I use just any old machine screw to replace the one I'm certain to destroy trying to remove?